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UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, a staff of around 7,092 people in 124 countries continues to help 35.8 million persons.  Website: www.unhcr.org
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Action urgently needed as Central America asylum claims soar

5 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR warns of "looming refugee crisis" in the Americas

28 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Fleeing gangs, Salvadoran tailors make new life in Mexico

23 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Mexico: Another journalist murdered in Veracruz; 5 killed under Governor Javier Duarte

1 May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Good News from Chiapas— But a Larger Challenge for Mexico

17 February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR hails Mexico as new refugee law comes into force

28 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR welcomes breakthrough Mexico legislation on protection

10 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Africans and Asians attracted to Latin America as a migration route

10 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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